From Perlas, also Patrick Geddes (literally). Rich concept and tradition, congruent with livelihood. Authentic, not strategic.
OED: support, maintenance of life. So if pro-life as Creation, then support and maintenance of life is essential. Includes spiritual, moral, cultural, and emotional sustenance.
Exxon case divulges my assumption that Crony Capitalism will fight back against Climate Catastrophe. Read Jane Mayer and Naomi Klein.
This case provides the smoking gun evidence that Capitalism will willingly destroy Earth for the sake of profit.
WaPo, NYT Exxon, NYT background;
BBG Exxon doubles down, 25% increase, until 2025, $200 bn in new drilling. So contesting Exxon’s expansion: oil in Brazil & Guyuna and LNG in Mozambique and Papua New Guinea, is essential. Climate news. Inflated value of reserves, violating SEC: Climate News good source re tar sands as, like coal, potential stranded resource. See background, nat gas shift. Industry undermines climate talks.
NB, catastrophe as sudden, oed, final, conclusive. So need synonym.
Shift from future to present threat.
The earlier version was published on pw.org but soon discovered the superiority of WP for this sprawling project build. See devolving capitalism and intro KBD page.
Alperovitz, Gar: Pluralist Commenwealth and capitalist reform book. Peruse for insight.
Clark, Colin: sectors as SIC, with payoff, including connection to Fed regions.
Gordon, Robert S. Rise and Fall of American Growth. Classic, the best source. [use for PWII and general source.]
Hymer, Stephen: a forgotten great re hierarchy.
Piketty, Thomas. Capital in the 21st Century. Masterpiece.
Schweikert: Kindle, sociological, ideological, vague & unpersuasive.
Schumpeter: silly at times but highly influential and ideological, not empirical.
Stiglitz. Inequality, AGLZ.
Oreskes and Stern NYT 191024: much worst. Built in NOW: 5%, 32 to 65 feet ocean rise.
See Grantham Research Institute, Potsdam Institute, Earth Institute, Greenpeace
stationarity: presume from past conditions, bad to grasp rapid change; parameters become variables in models. Example Himalaya glacial melt and water downstream. Cascading feedbacks. Elizabeth Kolbert. Fugue state: disassociation from one’s world.
Nothing coherent, a gap that must be filled ASAP, from economics perspective, starting with Stern Report then elaborate.
review of IPCC; CC as social, not ind: rad urbanist, fail to act, or think w economist cover image. India slows down emissions in 2019, breakthrough: demand slows and shift to renewables (unstoppable?).
Coal plants in EU unprofitable: now what? More subsidies? As in Poland. Efficient plants okay. Carbon Brief compares 1.5 vs 2. -13% GDP at 2 degrees.